Sunita Viswanath, an Indian-American woman has been with Champion of Change award by the White House of United States.
She is among the 12 other recipients who have been honoured with this award for their continuous efforts towards climate change.
Sunita was honoured for her work with Sadhana, US based organisation’s s Project Prithvi which encourages Hindus to take care of the environment. She is co-founder and board member of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus.
She is also co-founder and active board member of Women for Afghan Women (WAW), US based women`s human rights organisation. In 2011, she was awarded with the Feminist Majority Foundation`s Global Women`s Rights Award for her work with WAW.
Sunita was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and has worked in women`s and human rights organisations for almost three decades.